Civil and political rights

Fighting injustice in it's purest form and overcomming the bad walks of life, is the core subject in this collection of movies.
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1.
A Woman Called Moses (1978 TV Series)
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A film about the life and career of the African American abolitionist and slave escape leader, Harriet Tubman. (240 mins.)
Director: Paul Wendkos
 
2.
Gandhi (1982)
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed. (191 mins.)
 
3.
Mississippi Burning (1988)
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Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists. (128 mins.)
Director: Alan Parker
 
4.
Murder in Mississippi (1990 TV Movie)
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In 1964, members of the Ku Klux Klan murdered three Civil Rights workers who had traveled to the South to encourage African-American voter registration. Examines the last three weeks in the lives of the slain activists. (96 mins.)
Director: Roger Young
 
5.
The Long Walk Home (1990)
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Two women, black and white, in 1955 Montgomery Alabama, must decide what they are going to do in response to the famous bus boycott lead by Martin Luther King. (97 mins.)
Director: Richard Pearce
 
6.
Malcolm X (1992)
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Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam. (202 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
7.
The Pelican Brief (1993)
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A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger. (141 mins.)
Director: Alan J. Pakula
 
8.
Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad (1994 TV Movie)
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A number of slaves risk their lives to escape their masters with their only help coming from the famous secret slave escape network. (91 mins.)
Director: Don McBrearty
 
9.
Dead Man Walking (1995)
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A nun, while comforting a convicted killer on death row, empathizes with both the killer and his victim's families. (122 mins.)
Director: Tim Robbins
 
10.
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996)
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A Mississippi district attorney and the widow of Medgar Evers struggle to finally bring a white racist to justice for the 1963 murder of the civil rights leader. (130 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
11.
A Time to Kill (1996)
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A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the K.K.K. (149 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
12.
Miss Evers' Boys (1997 TV Movie)
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The true story of the U.S. Government's 1932 Tuskeegee Syphilis Experiment, in which a group of black test subjects were allowed to die, despite a cure having been developed. (118 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
13.
Ruby Bridges (1998 TV Movie)
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The true story of Ruby Bridges, an African-American girl who, in 1960 at age 6, helped to integrate the all-white schools of New Orleans... (96 mins.)
Director: Euzhan Palcy
 
14.
American History X (1998)
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A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
 
15.
Erin Brockovich (2000)
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An unemployed single mother becomes a legal assistant and almost single-handedly brings down a California power company accused of polluting a city's water supply. (131 mins.)
 
16.
Freedom Song (2000 TV Movie)
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A tale about a young man's bout in the 1960's in Mississippi before Blacks were allowed to vote and did sit ins at White establishments. The harrowing ordeals people wanting the same opportunities had to go through. (112 mins.)
 
17.
The Rosa Parks Story (2002 TV Movie)
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A seamstress recalls events leading to her act of peaceful defiance that prompted the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama. (97 mins.)
Director: Julie Dash
 
18.
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
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Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda. (121 mins.)
Director: Terry George
 
19.
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004 TV Movie)
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Redemption tells the story of Stan "Tookie" Williams, founder of the Crips L.A. street gang. Story follows his fall into gang-banging... (95 mins.)
 
20.
Blood Diamond (2006)
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A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond. (143 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
21.
Invictus (2009)
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Nelson Mandela, in his first term as the South African President, initiates a unique venture to unite the apartheid-torn land: enlist the national rugby team on a mission to win the 1995 Rugby World Cup. (134 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
22.
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
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A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal. (109 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
23.
The Help (2011)
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An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis. (146 mins.)
Director: Tate Taylor